London loves a good afternoon tea, whether it is boozy or not, and with Afternoon Tea Week (that’s 8th-14th August in case you haven’t market it yet) fast approaching Londoners will be excited about having an excuse to eat naughty delicious treats.
There are a number of places that are celebrating Afternoon Tea Week in style with an enchanting array of sweet and savory delights and teapots full to the brim with all sorts of cocktails.
Afternoon tea lovers adore the Bingham’s quintessentially British afternoon tea from the comfort of the bar. It themes delicate sandwiches, scones, cakes and patisseries served with a special selection of 11 loose leaf teas from British tea advocate, Canton. Diners can also treat themselves to glass of champagne with their afternoon tea.
The Bingham, Richmond’s riverside destination restaurant, bar and boutique hotel is a chic independent, family run getaway for those looking for a slice of the countryside within the city.The Bingham, a beautifully restored Georgian townhouse originally built in 1821, is situated on the banks of the river Thames in the heart of Richmond.
The Little Yellow Door
This summer the pop-up that wont close its doors is launching its very first cocktail tea party in the heart of Notting Hill. London’s most loved flat mates at The Little Yellow Door will be throwing their yellow door open on Saturday afternoons to host, a Notting Hill Cocktail Tea Party. Expect alcohol infused pots of tea, finger sandwiches and a variety of traditionally British board games to choose from.
Guests will be welcomed through the door by a bohemian host, before sipping on alcoholic teapots which include Tea with Mussolini, a Bacardi Blanca rum infused chamomile tea with pomegranate and blueberries, while tucking into a selection of finger sandwiches and cakes including Chocolate brownies with malt cream.
Guests will be whisked away from the hustle and bustle of Soho to the underground sensation Cahoots, to enjoy a splendid Squiffy Picnic, complete with wicker picnic hampers filled to the brim with delightfully British cuisine and cocktails circa 1946. Upon arrival, the stationmaster will greet guests with a refreshing Sipsmith Summer Cup Cocktail before heading down the apples and pears. Guests can sift through the fancy dress box before sitting at their picnic tables laden with a tartan blanket, flowers and a dedicated hamper menu that pays homage to food and cocktail favourites from post-war Britain. Guests have the option of three different hampers, all of which are packed with scrumptious fare and delightful tipples for the ideal picnic experience.
Mr Fogg’s Residence
Acclaimed Mayfair bar, Mr Fogg’s will bring a real slice of tradition infused with elegance to London with their Victorian themed afternoon Tipsy Tea. Guests can enjoy a delicate array of dainty sandwiches, cakes, pastries and petiits-fours. Beautifully presented on traditional three-tiered stands and served on embossed fine bone china, delights will include; cucumber, coronation chicken, moked salmon, and cheese and ham sandwiches, Victoria sponge, lemon drizzle cake, meringue tarts, macaroons, marzipan and glacé fruits.An innovative range of tea-infused cocktails served in teapots will offer a novel twist on this quintessentially English pasttime. Refreshing libations will include; 1840; a ingy blend of Earl Grey-infused Tanqueray No. TEN Gin, Cointreau, crème de pêche and orange marmalade. And for those who prefer an indulgent champagne cocktail with their tea sample the Anna Maria Russell, made with Tatratea liqueur, sloe gin, lemon bitters, and topped with Ruinart Champagne.
Mr Fogg’s Tavern
Mr Foggs Gin Parlour has recently launched Saturday afternoon G & Tea, where guests can indulge in their love of gin by sampling a selection of more than 300 varieties before embarking on their afternoon tea sojourn. Guests will enjoy a selection of homemade and authentically Victorian sweet and savoury delicacies alongside a selection of refreshing gin tea.